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Fuel aside, what a fantastic looking SUV !! 😍
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I usually use supermarket 95RON in my S. It's more than 6 years old and drives beautifully. I've tried periods of using V-Power but can't detect any performance improvement, and no economy improvement either.
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If you are doing a lot of miles the cheapest fuel makes a lot of sense too.
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Personally I'll never understand buying an expensive performance car then putting cheaper or lower quality fuel in it than the manufacturer recommends just to save a few quid. I factor it in as part of the running costs of owning cars like these. If I had a 2.0 litre Kia or something yes, but my cars get V-Power religiously or the super unleaded equivalent when not available.
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Toddie wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 6:47 pm I regularily see my local OPC filling their cars up @ Sainsbury with E10 95 Octane, ! asked 1 of the staff why and he answered it was because the dealership wouldn't pay the extra for E5 !!
So that will be the Porsche warranty expired, null and void then before the customer has even bought the car then! :lol: :lol:

I would love to take a picture of that activity before sending to Porsche UK and ask if specs and reccomendations dont apply to OPC, but does for us mere mortals.

As we have already exhausted to death depending what is indicated in the filler flap, then erccomended fuel is 98Ron or higher E5 or if not availible then filling up with 95Ron E10 isnt a game changer. but what you are seeing is just blatent trying to save a few quid.

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As Simon indicated :

GTB has eventually turned up :D :D

I did repeat a previous post on fuel in the UK and diffrences between oil company and supermarket brands. I indicated that out of all the supermarket brands Sainsbury has a a unique fuel supply agreement with bp. So although signage and livery may be Sainsbury's the actual fuel dropped in the below ground tanks by the Sainsbury branded tanker is actually bp fuel. So at point of delivery to the site the fuel is the same. Diffrence could be the quality of maintenance of tanks and the fuel infrastructure on site so regime might not be as high spec as a Oil Company owned site.

In my 42 years working in the retail fuelling industry, I have never ever ever ever bought fuel from a supermarket chain, but if I had to (Loaded gun against temple of my head) then I would pick Sainsbury fuel over any other supermarket. For simple reason it was bp fuel that went in their tanks.

Regarding the Ferrari................ some of you may be right, car is leased or owner only keeps car for a short time, or indeed only drives it a few miles a month.
Then again maybe a Ferrari engine and technology doesnt require the higher octane fuels as our Macans do.................... ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Doesn't it just have 3 Panda engines bolted together?
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Neil1911 wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:26 pm Doesn't it just have 3 Panda engines bolted together?
Six Panda engines actually… 😂😂
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Jon A wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:33 pm
Neil1911 wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:26 pm Doesn't it just have 3 Panda engines bolted together?
Six Panda engines actually… 😂😂
Does the Ferrari "Badge" not sum up their engine and technology perfectly?

A horse that can only use two of its bloody legs, and doesnt know what to do with its front two......................... :lol:

So maybe those engines do have a V12, but the "Front" six cylinders like the front legs on the horse do nothing!!!

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Post by Plyphon »

I don't think you can lease a Purosangue just yet - the order forms are full for the next 2+ years last I read, and they reserved for Ferrari's most favoured customers currently.

I'm sure many are on HP/PCP, but I'm unsure Ferrari are looking to shift them cheaply just yet with a lease deal!
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